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Newsletter (6 June 2016)

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Recent Updates:
Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD70, Bangkok, Thailand, 15-16 September 2016
Appointment to APTLD Board. Announcement

The Agenda for APTLD70 is Now Available Online. Announcement


Members News


(.ae)
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority wins Middle East Smart Government & Smart Cities Excellence Award
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/26/telecommunications-regulatory-authority-wins-middle-east-smart-government-and-smart-cities-excellence-award.aspx

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority confirmed UAE to host International Telecommunication Union’s Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/27/telecommunications-regulatory-authority-confirmed-uae-to-host-international-telecommunication-unions-plenipotentiary-conference-in-2018.aspx

TRA signs strategic partnership with Senegal to share ICT best practices
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/31/tra-signs-strategic-partnership-with-senegal-to-share-ict-best-practices.aspx

Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority explores best corporate communication practices with Kuwait’s CITRA
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/6/3/telecommunications-and-regulatory-authority-explores-best-corporate-communication-practices-with-kuwaits-citra.aspx

TRA issues new directive putting a cap on mobile data bundles
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/6/1/tra-issues-new-directive-putting-a-cap-on-mobile-data-bundles.aspx

(.cc/.tv)
Verisign Q1 2016 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 111 Percent Year Over Year
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_2016_ddos_trends

How Keyword-Rich Domain Names Positively Affect Search Click-Through Results
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/how_keyword_rich_domain_names

(.th)
BKNIX Peering Forum 2016
http://www.thnic.or.th/bpf2016/

(.nz)
Issues round-up: connected cars, Swift loses money, and the right to be forgotten
https://internetnz.nz/blog/issues-round-connected-cars-swift-loses-money-and-right-be-forgotten

Approved Agency an important step in managing online harm
https://internetnz.nz/news/approved-agency-important-step-managing-online-harm

Towards a world without mass surveillance
https://internetnz.nz/blog/towards-world-without-mass-surveillance

NetHui 2016…coming soon

https://internetnz.nz/blog/nethui-2016coming-soon


Active Survey

APTLD Membership Survey 2016

Quick reminder to please remember to complete survey on APTLD membership if you haven’t already.  We would like to close it off by the end of the week.  Once complete, results will be collated and forward to the Board and GM for review.
The following 19 members have already completed the survey: .ae, .au, .cn, .hk, .id, .jp, .kr, .nu, .mo, .nu, .my, .nz, .om, .pg, .ps, .sa, .sb, .sg, .vn

Survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APTLD_member_services_2016


Others

ITU Telecom World 2016 Forum to explore importance of collaboration in the digital
economy
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/22.aspx#.V1UUSL7NFhc

ICTs recognized as key enablers in global humanitarian effort
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM09.aspx#.V1UUX77NFhc

Tunisia to host pivotal international standardization conference
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM11.aspx#.V1UUcb7NFhc

Connecting Communities at RIPE72 in Copenhagen!
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/development/2016/05/connecting-communities
-ripe72-copenhagen

IP Addresses Are Not Telephone Numbers – The Fundamental Flaw with the FCC’s
Proposed Privacy Rules
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/north-america-bureau/2016/05/ip-addresses-are-not-
telephone-numbers-fundamental-flaw-fccs

Trust in the Internet is critical for growing the digital economy
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/north-america-bureau/2016/06/trust-internet-critical-
growing-digital-economy

IETF Outreach in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines 2016
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-bureau/2016/06/ietf-outreach-singapore-
indonesia-and-philippines-2016

CERT efforts accelerate in Tonga
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/01/cert-efforts-rev-tonga/

The network layer isn’t where the action is right now for IoT
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/02/network-layer-isnt-action-right-now-iot/

ARIN Retires IPv4 Countdown Plan
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160601.html

UPDATED v5.2 AND SIGNATURE VERSION OF THE SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT
FOR THE IANA NUMBERING SERVICES (SLAv5.2)
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2016-version52-sla-iana

PDWG Co-Chair Election 2016: Final Candidate Slate
http://www.afrinic.net/en/library/news/1795-pdwg-co-chair-election-2016-final-candidate-slate

ccTLD registries meet in Europe’s capital to discuss common challenges, projects and
ideas
https://centr.org/news/185-news/656-cctld-registries-meet-in-europe-s-capital-to-discuss-
common-challenges-projects-and-ideas.html

EU Policy Update – June 2016
https://centr.org/news/187-eu-updates/658-eu-policy-update-june-2016.html

DENIC Domain Map 2015: The Regional Distribution of .de Domains in Germany
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-domain-map-2015-the-
regional-distribution-of-de-domains-in-germany/

These might be the top 10 biggest new gTLD daily growth spikes
http://domainincite.com/20521-these-might-be-the-top-10-biggest-new-gtld-daily-growth-
spikes

CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs
http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds

How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/05/local-domain-extension-increase-sales/

Keyword-Rich Domain Names Boost Search Click-Through Results
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/01/keyword-rich-domain-names-boost-search-click-
through-results/

US-CERT Warns Of Domain Collision Bug That Could Result In MitM Attacks
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/26/us-cert-domain-collision-bug-mitm-attacks/

Nominet launches Partner Programme for turing DNS analytics tool
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/25/nominet-partner-programme-turing-dns-analytics-
tool/

Using the URS as a Preliminary Injunction for Domain Name Disputes
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160601_using_urs_as_preliminary_injunction_of_domain_n
ame_disputes/

Is 5G Over-Hyped?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160530_is_5g_over_hyped/

Are Blockchains the Solution to Financing Smart Cities?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_are_blockchains_the_solution_to_financing_smart

_cities/


ICANN


Request for Appointment of Candidates to Participate on the Customer Standing Committee (CSC)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-02-en

Pre-ICANN56 Policy Update Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-02-en

Policy Implementation Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-01-en

ICANN, RySG Propose Amendment to New gTLD Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-31-en

Draft Restated Articles of Incorporation
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-27-en

ICANN Hires DNS Expert to Lead Research
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-25-en

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect\
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-24-en

ICANN Stays Busy While NTIA Reviews Transition Proposals
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-stays-busy-while-ntia-reviews-transition-proposals

Amending the New gTLD Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/amending-the-new-gtld-registry-agreement

New ICANN Bylaws
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-icann-bylaws

ICANN Launches African Engagement Office In Nairobi
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-launches-african-engagement-office-in-nairobi

A “Grand” Milestone: New gTLD Program Reaches 1,000th DelegationHero1 new gtlds 1000 delegation
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-grand-milestone-new-gtld-program-reaches-1-000th-delegationb

The First Week

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-first-week


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .TORAY and .PICTET TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-03-28-en

Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/expected-standards-revisions-2016-05-16-en

Draft Restated Articles of Incorporation
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-restated-articles-incorporation-2016-05-27-en

Proposed Amendments to Base New gTLD Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-amend-new-gtld-agreement-2016-05-31-en

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